Heute haben wir von Feel Veggie etwas ganz Besonderes für euch. In der Kategorie „3 Fragen an…“ haben wir mit der amerikanischen Food-Bloggerin Kiersten Frase gesprochen. Auf ihrem Blog ohmyveggies.com schreibt Kiersten einfach nachkochbare Rezepte für Vegetarier und Veganer. Da Vegetarismus und Veganismus ein weltweit verbreiteter Lebensstil ist, haben wir sie einmal zur Vegetarierszene in den USA befragt. Wer wissen will was auf der anderen Seite des großen Teichs so los ist, der sollte das Interview lesen.

Today the team of Feel Veggie has something really special for you. In the category “3 Fragen an…” we’ve talked with the American Food-Blogger Kiersten Frase. In her blog ohmyveggies.com she writes about really easy doable recipes for Vegetarians and Vegans. Because Vegetarism and Veganism are lifestyles, which are spreaded all over the world, we asked her a few questions about the Vegetarian community in the US. If you want to know, what is going on in the US you just have to read the interview.

What‘s ohmyveggies.com and what’s the story behind it?

veggiesheaderhover_01Oh My Veggies is a vegetarian food blog with a focus on easy recipes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. I’ve always loved to cook and a few of my friends had started food blogs, so I decided that I wanted to give it a try too. At the time, I had just finished my master’s degree and I was looking for a full-time job, so it seemed like a nice little hobby to keep me busy while I was job hunting. Soon my blog began to grow and eventually Oh My Veggies became my job!

In Germany the Vegetarian and Vegan-community is growing enormously, do you see a similar development in the US?

I’m not sure if the number of strict vegetarians and vegans is growing, but I do think the number of people who eat vegetarian and vegan meals is growing exponentially. When I first stopped eating meat, back in the 1990s, it was really only vegetarians who would eat meatless meals. But now, there are a lot of casual vegetarians–people who don’t put a label on themselves, but they’re looking to cut down on meat and dairy and maybe only eat it a few times a week. Not too long ago, that was pretty much unheard of–people thought that every meal had to have meat in it! Vegetarianism has definitely gone mainstream here and eating meatless is no longer unusual.

Is it easy to life as a vegan or vegetarian in the US and what do you think are the main problems?

For me, it is easy, but I think that’s because I’ve been a vegetarian for most of my life. Also, as vegetarianism becomes more mainstream, you find more meatless options on restaurant menus, more things like tofu and seitan in grocery stores. I live in a fairly small town and I can buy tempeh and just about every kind of non-dairy milk you can imagine at my local supermarket! There will always be small-minded people who make fun of you for eating this way, but I definitely get a lot less grief about my eating habits than I used to.

Thanks for the interview!

In den USA vollzieht sich also eine ähnliche Entwicklung wie in Deutschland. Diese Entwicklung werden wir weiterhin sehr genau beobachten. Daher werden wir weiterhin regelmäßig auf ohmyveggies.com vorbeisehen, um uns auf dem Laufenden zu halten.

As you can see there is a similar development in the US like in Germany. We’ll keep watching this development precisely. For this we’ll check ohmyveggies.com regularly to be informed what’s going on in the US.